Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums and is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks. The energy of Madrid is felt in its street life and warm people. To intern in Madrid is to experience more than a classroom – it is to experience the history of Spain and its people.
Business development is a combination of strategic analysis, marketing, and sales. Professionals in this field can be involved in everything from the development of their employers’ products and services, to the creation of marketing strategies, to the generation of sales leads, to negotiating and closing deals.
Business development interns will assess a company portfolio and the competitive landscape of the market to find ways to expand products/ services offered to consumers. This expansion usually takes place within a sales-oriented or operational role that maximizes the strength of relationships between existing and future customers. As a business intern you will focus on lead generation, marketing, and evaluating partnership opportunities. This is a great opportunity to learn how to grow a business.
Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills. Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as offer the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently
- Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
- Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
- Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills
Dates and Deadlines
|Term||Year||Priority Deadline||Deadline||Arrival Date||Departure Date |
|Summer||2018||1/15/2018||Md-late June||Mid-late August |
Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.